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Visibility in yards, in-transit logistics, and for returnable/reusable supply chain assets (pallets, bins, tubs, totes)

Auto manufacturers. Lack of real-time visibility for autos in yards and service bays, or in transit from factories to dealer networks, can lead to excess inventory or lost sales. Roambee offers a cost-effective solution with real-time visibility, ETA, damage mitigation, and notification to both shippers and recipients.

Auto manufacturers. Lack of real-time visibility for autos in yards and service bays, or in transit from factories to dealer networks, can lead to excess inventory or lost sales. Roambee offers a cost-effective solution with real-time visibility, ETA, damage mitigation, and notification to both shippers and recipients.

Auto Ancillaries. Secure your raw material or finished goods of auto parts in-transit, reduce delivery times, avoid disruption of production plans, and run a just-in-time (JIT) operation to save on inventory cost.

Auto Ancillaries. Secure your raw material or finished goods of auto parts in-transit, reduce delivery times, avoid disruption of production plans, and run a just-in-time (JIT) operation to save on inventory cost.

Let’s consider two types of automotive companies: Auto manufacturers like Hero Cycles (a subsidiary of Hero MotorCorp), and auto ancillaries like CEAT Tyres. Both types of companies (read the Hero Cycles case study) have their own visibility requirements at various stages in the vehicle manufacturing process – raw materials procurement, yard management, to finish goods monitoring. GPS systems go only as far as to monitor in-transit movement of a truckload of automotive goods, while RFID and other scan technologies to monitor large automotive yards or spare parts warehouses require either capital investment, fixed infrastructure or labor-intensive hours for manual scans of vehicles or parts.

Roambee has created an easy to adopt end-to-end automotive visibility solution to reduce cost for both auto manufacturers and auto ancillaries, whether it is around inbound materials monitoring, outbound supply chain visibility, bin management, or better yard utilization.

In-transit efficiency & security at an item-level

As an auto manufacturer, you are probably relying on your 3rd party logistics (3PL) service providers to distributors your finished products to your dealers. You could be using both surface and ocean modes of transport to get your finished goods across to your customer in another city, country or continent. Lost sales are common in the auto industry due to the unavailability of a particular color or model of a vehicle. Without being able to provide your dealers with confident estimated time of arrival (ETA) of the next delivery of stock, you’re left vulnerable to them purchasing a competive product. Its a challenging problem to solve, especially with added layers of multi-modal distribution scenarios where you’re having to rely on prompt connections of transport vehicles or railways with freight ships and clearance delays at ports.

Roambee ensures you can achieve better on-time delivery and predictability with your dealers – across the surface, ocean, ports and the last mile.

Learn how you can monitor your supply chain end-to-end at an item level through road, rail or even air using our Bee + BeeBeacon solution.

As an auto ancillary firm manufacturing tires or steering columns, on-time delivery is critical to your business to be a preferred OEM supplier. Late deliveries can disrupt production plans for your customer leading to heavy losses. The same applies for the inbound supply chain for your own production line. Not having the right grade of rubber or carbon black, for example, could interrupt production plans and cause downtime in your manufacturing.

See how CEAT Tyres is running a Just-In-time inventory model on their inbound supply chain using Roambee.

Roambee can also help you invoice your dealers or OEMs promptly, save on interest, and reduce working capital through our automated ePOD solution. Find out how Roambee’s automated ePOD solution works!

Compromised security of parts being shipped can cause revenue loss and result in increased insurance premiums. Learn how Roambee’s end-to-end loss & theft prevention solution enables you to monitor pallets, vehicles, even individual packages in-transit and at your warehouses.

Roambee’s alert features, like route deviation and unauthorized stop alerts, along with individual package-level visibility helps bring down pilferage and theft significantly, regardless of where the goods are located and the mode of transport used.

Reducing damage of vehicles & parts in-transit

Damage is prevalent in the automotive distribution chain. Cooper estimates that although damage has come down due to better oversight, American Honda, for example, has a frequency of damage of about 0.2% on the vehicles they ship. Damage is often caused by in-transit shock impact or handling. This can increase costs for repairs and drive up insurance premiums.

Learn how placing a Bee in your container and using Roambee’s BeeCentral service can help reduce the chance of damage with Roambee

Managing vehicle yards and spares in warehouses better

Utilizing your factory and dealer yards better will improve your ability to get more vehicles out to the market in shorter time, and save you real-estate costs.

With Roambee’s Bee + BeeBeacon solution, you can quickly and easily be creating “virtual zones.” With these, you can get easily get inventory audits at a click of a mouse and save countless man-hours in spotting your vehicles manually in the warehouse prior to shipping.

See how you can improve the utilization of your yards.

Reducing inventory loss and improving utilization of pallets, bins, tubs, or totes

Returnable supply chain assets include pallets, bins, totes, and tubs that are used to purchase or distribute parts with. Whether you’re an auto manufacturer or an auto ancillary firm, you either own or rent these returnable/reusable assets. Efficiently utilizing this asset inventory and reducing its loss can drive improved bottom lines for your company.

Roambee’s Bee + BeeBeacon solution is the industry’s first mobile hotspot solution for item-level visibility both at your warehouse and in-transit. This means that you have complete control over your returnable inventory at your factory, yard, warehouse and customer or dealer locations. It is easy to setup and you can get going in just a few days.

See how Roambee’s returnable supply chain assets monitoring solution works.

Roambee can be used as an end-to-end solution across your enterprise or as a standalone service on one part of the supply chain – at your factory, yards, warehouses or the in-transit movement, or the last mile. You can save cost, reduce risk of delays, and improve market share for your firm by running a smart supply chain in a competitive industry.

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